Northwest WorldPerks (Discontinued Program) - USA local sectors of RTW
I am booking a RTW ticket in business class but the USA internal flights are being given a economy status seats. Is is normal? The rest of the world seating is in either D/J/C classes.Has NW have any paticular rules and policies on this? Please enlighten me on this. Thank you.
Feb 5, 03, 1:03 pm
Please clarify; NW does not offer RTW tickets (at least not that I know of). In fact, NW's only EQ partners are KLM and Malev Hungarian.
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Feb 5, 03, 1:10 pm
I have made two RTW's in business purchased through KLM (one just a month and a half ago and one in Nov.2001). The tickets were valid on KLM - Emirates - Kenya Airways - North West Airlines(no partners) - South
African Airlines. All domestic sectors in the USA on NWA were in first-class.
Feb 5, 03, 2:31 pm
hey IP, what in the hell are you tawking about? I traveled on a NWA booked and ticketed RTW ticket (on NWA ticket stock) for most of last year.
When calling Reservations, merely whisper the words "round the world" and they magically transfer you to a special desk that handles only round the world tickets.
As for business class RTW tickets, they book you in F class when flying domestically. At least that's what NWA did for me. C for business, F for domestic.
Is this a revenue RTW ticket or an award RTW ticket you're talking about, beorbe?
This RTW is being purchased from a travel agent in JNB and details are available on their website: www.etravel.co.za (http://www.etravel.co.za) The route is JNB-DXB-BOM...EMIRATES
Mileage is 29762 and cost is ZAR 26900 plus tax R1980 for business class.(APPROX US$3398.00)
The USA sectors being DTW-MCO-EWR are the ones in question of economy seating.The participating Airlines are SA/EK/MH/KLM/NW/CO/KQ/ALASKAN/HORIZON/BRAATHENS/COPA/AIR PACIFIC.
Any contacts for official rules?
I have flown RTW four times in business class, originating in Tokyo (2), Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. Tickets were on NWA stock. Our domestic segments were in first.
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Feb 5, 03, 8:33 pm
I guess it's how you define RTW ticketing http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif. I called NW and they transfered me to International reservations... I asked for an itinerary, and the agent priced it out -- the flights were operated by airlines such as Dragon Air (not an NW partner). You have to ask to be put on NW partners... RTW ticket I guess, but not like Star Alliance or oneworld.
Feb 6, 03, 3:27 pm
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by IndustrialPatent:
I guess it's how you define RTW ticketing http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif. I called NW and they transfered me to International reservations... </font>
Your call to resevations regarding a RTW ticket must have been a few years ago. When I did my first RTW, the Elite line handled putting it together. Perhaps you had a newbie phone agent who didn't know how to do a NWA Round-the-World record.
DragonAir is definitely not a partner, but then again, were you trying to go to an exotic destination that a partner serves?
All this said, I wish I could another RTW trip soon. I think last year (and continuing into this year) is the first time where one can get a RTW ticket from Northwest and actually accrue WP mileage on all the possible partners. Last year they dropped Cathay Pacific (boo! the Hong Kong lounge is amazing!) but added Malaysian Air, Alaska and I think Continental.
Feb 6, 03, 11:14 pm
I wanted to tavel to Sanya, China - which is serviced by Air China. However, NW would only offer me DragonAir flights. I'll give them another call -- "RTW with Wings;" I like the sound of that! Maybe I should wait until the DL alliance is finalized?